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Knut Name Meaning

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Meaning of Knut

Knot.

Knut Name Origin

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Knut name origin


A name derived from the Old Norse Knutr knot. This name was borne by the Danish King Knut, known in the English-speaking world as Canute the Great. He ruled Denmark and Norway and was also the first Danish king of England
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A name derived from the Old Norse Knutr knot. This name was borne by the Danish King Knut, known in the English-speaking world as Canute the Great. He ruled Denmark and Norway and was also the first Danish king of England
Knut is a Scandinavian first name, of which the anglicised form is Cnut or Canute. In Germany both Knut and Knud are used. The name is derived from the Old Norse Knútr meaning knot. Knut name was borne by several medieval kings of Denmark, including Canute the Great , who ruled over England, Denmark and Norway.
Knut also appears in following countries/origins/languages: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Polish
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Knut Lundmark
was a Swedish astronomer, professor of astronomy and head of the observatory at Lund University 1929-1955.Lundmark received his astronomical education at the observatory of Uppsala University. His dissertation (1920) was titled: The relations of the globular clusters and spiral nebulae to the stellar system. In the 1920s he worked at several observatories in the US, mainly Lick Observatory and Mount Wilson Observatory.Knut Lundmark was one of the pioneers in the modern study of the galaxies and their distances. He was one of the first to suspect that the galaxies are remote stellar systems at vast distances and not nearby objects belonging to our own galaxy, the Milky Way. In 1919 he measured the distance to M31 - the Andromeda Galaxy, to 650 000 light years (about a fourth of the present day value) using magnitudes of novae found in M31 and comparing them to nearby ones with known distances
 
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Meaning of Knut in Norse origin/culture for Boy name with history and fame details.